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Khyentse Wangpo

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Added 4 June 2021

A Few Words of Commentary: To Clarify The Essence of Nectar: Graduated Stages of the Path—Advice for Renunciant Meditators

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by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

Khyentse Wangpo composed this commentary to The Essence of Nectar: Graduated Stages of the Path (lam rim bdud rtsi'i snying po) at the request of Chöying Palden, who had also requested the original root verses. The text covers every stage of the paths according to the vehicles of the transcendent perfections (pāramitā) and secret mantra.

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Latest from the Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Sungbum Project

June 2021

JKCL Khandro

Prayer for the Long Life of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö and Khandro Tsering Chödrön | Long Life Prayers

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Jamyang Khyentse composed this brief prayer for his own and Khandro Tsering Chödrön's (1929–2011) longevity at the request of Muksang Rinpoche Pema Kunzang Rangdrol (1916–1984). Read text >


Direct Instruction | Dzogchen

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

This practical instruction in just a few lines covers the path of Dzogchen, or the Great Perfection, by highlighting only its most crucial elements. Read text >

Other recent additions

June 2021

Pema Kunzang Rangdrol

Brief Biography of Kharlek Tulku Pema Kunzang Rangdrol | Biography

by Alak Zenkar Rinpoche

This brief introduction to the life and works of Kharlek Tulku Pema Kunzang Rangdrol (1916–1984) was originally written as an introduction to the master's non-sectarian Dharma history. Read text >


A Prayer to Mañjuśrī | Prayers

by Apang Tertön

An invocation and supplication of Mañjuśrī together with other deities of the three kāyas and figures from the Dzogchen lineage including Apang Tertön (alias Trinlé Lingpa) himself. Read text >

Latest from the Longchen Nyingtik Project

May-June 2021

Tara Sarasvati

A Sādhana of Tārā Sarasvatī | Longchen Nyingtik

by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

This daily practice of Tārā Sarasvatī belongs to the Inner Female Practice (Yumka) of the Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse (Longchen Nyingtik), A Treasure Vase Containing the Essence of Great Bliss, through which all enlightened activities are carried out based on the Twenty-One Tārās. Read text >

Rigdzin Dupa

A Brief Practice of Consecrating Amṛta for the Vidyādhara Assembly | Longchen Nyingtik

by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

Verses for consecrating 'medicine' (sman), or amṛta, as part of the Rigdzin Düpa (Vidyādhara Assembly) practice from the Longchen Nyingtik. Read text >


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Highlights from archive


The Pointing-the-Staff Instruction | Advice

by Nyangral Nyima Özer

One of the better known instructions from the collection known as Responses to Questions, Advice from the Guru's Direct Instructions (bla ma dmar khrid kyi zhal gdams zhus lan skor), which is included in the Precious Treasury of Revelations (rin chen gter mdzod). The text contains simple advice from Guru Padmasambhava for his elderly disciple, Ngok Sherab Gyalpo. Read text >

Orgyen Tsomo

Advice for Urgyen Tsomo | Advice

by the Fifteenth Karmapa, Khakhyab Dorje

Six lines of essential advice from the Fifteenth Karmapa Khakhyab Dorje to his spiritual consort, the celebrated ḍākinī Urgyen Tsomo (o rgyan gtso mo, 1897–1961). Read text >

* Lotsāwa ལོ་ཙཱ་བ་; lo tsā ba n. Title used for native Tibetan translators who worked together with Indian scholars (or paṇḍitas) to translate major buddhist texts into Tibetan from Sanskrit and other Asian languages; it is said to derive from lokacakṣu, literally "eyes of the world". See also paṇḍita.